Stuttering therapy is any of the various treatment methods that attempt to reduce stuttering to some degree in
an individual. Stuttering can be a challenge to treat because there is a lack of evidence-based consensus about
therapy. Some believe that there is no cure for the condition, and experts have argued that the preferred treatment
outcome is one that involves satisfaction on the part of the stutterer, with both his communicative performance and
the therapy process.
In general, stuttering therapy aims to reduce stuttering to some degree in an individual, although there is
disagreement about acceptable treatment outcomes from stuttering therapy. Some believe the only acceptable therapy
outcome is a significant reduction in or total elimination of stuttering, others believe that speech which contains
some stuttering, as long as the stuttering has become less tense and effortful, is just as acceptable.
In 1997, experts argued that in the case of a stutterer seeking professional treatment from a clinician, the
‘preferred treatment outcome” is that the stutterer will demonstrate feelings, behaviors, and thinking that lead to
improved communicative performance and satisfaction with the therapy process. They argued that the criteria for a
treatment to be viewed as successful includes the stutterer being satisfied with her therapy program and its
outcome, feeling that she has an increased ability to communicate effectively, feeling more comfortable as a
speaker, and believing that she is better able to reach her social, educational and vocational goals.
There are many different approaches to stuttering therapy. While some believe that there is no cure for the
condition, stuttering can be reduced and even eliminated with appropriate timely intervention, and various therapy
methods have reduced stuttering in individuals to some degree. In any case, for all persons who stutter, the
successfulness of speech therapy depends on the combination of education, training, and individualized treatment
Luckily, this topic can be significantly improved with hypnotherapy
and clinical hypnosis.